Debbie Hutchison

The Malting House Design Studio

I’m an accomplished marketing professional with over 25 years’ experience in both corporate and SME sectors, across several industries, both at home and abroad. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t work so well over the years and use that to help clients avoid expensive mistakes and to drive their businesses to success.

I’m currently loving my role as Marketing Director at The Malting House Design Studio, where I am also part of Business Gateway Tayside’s Expert Help programme.


Past employers include large international corporations such as Renault, Nissan and Orica as well as SMEs and start-ups so I have a wide variety of experience to share. A notable career highlight to date has been being presented to HRH Her Majesty the Queen as a winner of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

My values-based collaborative approach, coupled with creative flair and an eye for detail, has brought success to several projects over the years and I have ambitions to do much more! I speak several languages and pride myself on excellent communication skills. I am also a certified SOSTAC Planner, meaning I can develop an excellent strategic plan for almost anything which I’m finding is a pretty useful skill!

I’m a firm believer in life-long learning and the value education can play in changing lives and have just completed a four year term as a Board Member at Perth College UHI, where I chaired the Engagement Committee. I’ve recently signed up to a new challenge as a Trustee of the Enchanted Forest and am looking forward to becoming involved in  this great local event.

Married with 3 children, I enjoy my pets, playing the flute (badly!) and am a lapsed Tae Kwon Do martial artist!

Areas of expertise

> Marketing strategy and planning (SOSTAC® Certified Planner)
> International Business
> Account Management
> Communications
> Public relations
> Editing and proof-reading
> Event management
> Languages: French, German and Spanish


> BA (Hons) International Business and Languages, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh & EME Business School, Strasbourg, France
> HND Visual Communications, University of the Highlands & Islands, Perth, Scotland

Committees and Associations

Board Member of Perth College since November 2017

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